Amy Winehouse’s unexpected death last month left many mourning the loss of a true talent. The MTV VMAs paid tribute to her at the closing of the show.
Russell Brand, husband of Katy Perry, opened the tribute, talking about Amy and how the two originally met. Brand was good friends with Winehouse and spoke out about her immediately after the news of her death. After Brand, the iconic Tony Bennet came on stage and introduced a video of him and Amy singing Body and Soul in March of this year. It is her last known recording.
Seeing Amy Winehouse sing only months before her death reminded us of just how much talent she truly possessed.
Bruno Mars then took the stage to perform the song Valerie, made famous by Amy Winehouse. Mars along with many other current artists such as Adele, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry have all been influenced in some way by Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse’s personal life was often full of turmoil, sadly brought on by herself. She was heavily into drinking and often made headlines for her behavior and not for her career.
Billboard described the tribute as “more celebratory than mournful.” Do you agree? Do you think that the VMAs gave Amy Winehouse a good tribute?